The world’s most successful people did something to achieve greatness. Wait, what is that something? This question puzzles many! However, you will be surprised to discover that it all depends on your mind. So, does it mean that if I have a success mindset I will be one of them? The answer is yes if you put it into action and no if you do nothing about it, and that is where habits come in. Let us look at twelve mind-blowing habits that will change your life dramatically.
While over 80% of the world sleeps, a select few are rising, and that is what sets them apart. Success is not for many, but for the few who are determined to excel in life. Most of us if not everyone has come across the saying “the early bird catches the worm”, implying that success comes to those who are disciplined in setting their alarms and acting accordingly (meaning no snoozing and no lazing around the bed thinking about what you dreamed at night!). Now let us dive into the benefits of waking up early in the morning.
a) Fresh with no hangovers hence increased productivity.
d) Full of brimming ideas.
e) Peace of mind with no or few distractions since the environment is quiet.
f) More time created hence increased productivity. Think about it this way: if you woke up just two hours earlier every day for a year, you create extra time equating to over one full month. Here is the calculation:
2 hours * 365 days = 730 hours
730/24 hours = 30 days remainder 4 hours
Imagine getting a whole month! What will you do with all that time? Suppose you are an engineer or a CEO whose 1-hour pay is $200, then waking up two hours earlier each day, simply equates to work worth $146,000( 730 * 200) = 146,000 in one year.
Reading the word of God in the morning and taking time to meditate, gives you peace and strength to face anything that comes on your way.
a) The word of God awakens and strengthens faith.
b) The word of God encourages us by assuring us that there is a God who cares and loves us.
c) The word of God creates and sustains life.
d) The word of God gives hope to the hopeless.
The popularity of meditation is increasing day by day as more people discover the amazing benefits of meditation.
Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.
a) Lowers Stress Level
Many styles of meditation can help reduce stress. A study conducted discovered that meditation could also reduce symptoms in people with stress-triggered medical conditions.
b) Reduced Anxiety
Less stress translates to less anxiety. Habitual meditation helps reduce anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
c) Good Emotional Health
Some forms of meditation can help overcome depression and create a more positive impact on one’s life.
d) Creates Self-Awareness
Some forms of meditation may help you develop a stronger understanding of yourself, helping you grow, and excel in life.
e) Increased Alertness
Focused-attention meditation helps increase the strength and endurance of your attention hence increased alertness.
f) Reduced Age-Related Memory Loss
Increased alertness and clarity of thinking may help keep your mind young and sharp.
g) Improves Sleep
Meditation can help relax your body and hence shorten the time it takes to fall asleep and increase sleep quality.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” —Orison Swett Marden. Isn’t that motivating enough?
a) Provides direction.
b) Clearer Focus on what is important in life.
c) The clarity in Decision Making.
d) Gives you control of your future.
e) Provides Motivation.
f) Gives you a sense of personal satisfaction.
g) Gives you a sense of purpose in life.
There are endless benefits to being focused but the following are some of the most important:
a) You are quicker and fast in executing tasks.
b) Less stress.
c) You produce higher quality since you invested all your mind, time and energy performing that task.
d) You recruit your subconscious mind.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”― Charles Dickens, so please avoid it at all costs.
a) Create a timeline/schedule for everything including work, mealtime, exercise, devotion, and fun hours!
b) Get organized. You cannot do any work if you do not know what assignments need to be completed; that is what I call working blindly!
c) Set simple, achievable goals. One of the reasons that we procrastinate is because the task seems too daunting.
d) Set a deadline. Never do any task without setting a deadline.
e) Get rid of distractions. One of the biggest distractions is our phone. Set time for social media and avoid reading emails and unnecessary phone calls.
f) Time yourself.
g) Take a break as you strategize on how to execute and complete your task. h) Use incentives.
We have all heard it many times before - regular exercise is good for you, and it can help you lose weight, stay healthy, and alert.
a) Helps in managing weight.
b) Reduce the risk of a heart attack.
c) Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
d) Helps lower blood cholesterol level.
e) Helps in controlling blood pressure.
f) Have stronger bones, muscles, and joints and lower risk of developing osteoporosis.
They say prevention is better than cure. Therefore, if you want to avoid taking medicine like food, then start taking food like medicine!
a) Reduced cancer risk.
b) Weight loss.
c) Boosts immunity
d) Diabetes management.
e) Heart health and stroke prevention.
f) The health of the next generation.
g) Strong bones and teeth.
h) Better mood.
i) Improved memory.
Having enough rest is not only beneficial to your physical health but also good for your mental and social well-being.
a) Get sick less often.
b) Stay at a healthy weight.
c) Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease.
d) Reduce stress and improve your mood.
e) Think more clearly and do better in school and at work.
f) Get along better with people.
Knowledge is power, and if you want to dominate in your profession, then cultivate the habit of reading books daily.
a) Cognitive Mental Stimulation and Brain Exercising.
b) Vocabulary and Knowledge Expansion.
c) Lower levels of Stress and Tension Relief.
d) Helps With Depression and Dysthymia.
e) Memory Improvement and Better Focus.
f) Strengthens Your Writing Abilities.
g) Enhances Your Imagination and Empathy.
h) Boosts Your Sleep.
Nature teaches us a lot. For instance, when you observe keenly at how the river can push large stones, or even pull a large building down, then you will concur with me that consistency is key to success. Note the consistent action of the river to push and push that stone until the stone surrenders and it agrees to move! That is where determination, self-motivation, and consistency comes in. If you want to be a successful blogger, then you must write articles consistently as well as update your audience without failure or giving up. If you are a programmer you must be ready to code daily for you to be a super programmer. The same applies to all professions, industries, and sectors.
a) Consistency creates accountability.
b) Consistency allows for measurement.
c) Consistency makes you relevant.
d) Consistency establishes your reputation.
e) Consistency maintains your message to the audience.
Positive thinking can help you achieve more than you can imagine! Start planting positive thoughts in your mind, and remove all negativities. Just decide what you want to achieve in life and work on it. Remember there is no way you can think of failure and be successful, and the reverse is also true!
When I was a teenager, I read a book, which changed the way I perceive things. The book transformed my life and helped me succeed in my career life. That book is The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life. You can read a free audio copy here.
Success is measured by the number of lives that you have touched and not by the amount of money that you earn or the position that one holds in society. At the end of the day, ask yourself the following three questions:
a) Have I touched a life today?
b) Did I put a smile on someone’s life?
c) Did I waste an opportunity to help someone?
If the answer is yes, keep up the spirit, if the answer is no, there is always room for improvement. Purpose it in your heart to touch a life regardless of your current situation. It can be a little as sending an SMS, encouraging someone, sharing a meal, or any other. Start implementing it and you will realize how happy and successful you will be in life.
Psychologists say that if a person does something for 21 days, then it becomes a habit and a way of life. Therefore, for you to adopt the above, it will only take you a few weeks or months depending on how you decide to implement those strategies. It is advisable to start with one or a few habits and adopt them gradually. Remember the difference between a dreamer and an achiever is only the action. Take action now and change your life completely!
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